July 15, 2013

reading list

TWELFTH AVENUE | reading list

Summer is in full swing, which means lots of poolside (or in my case, sprawled over a couple of outdoor couch cushions on my back deck) reading. If you’re looking for your next good read, take a gander at my suggestions below, or peruse any of our past reading lists (because let’s be honest, a good book never goes out of style). We’re always looking for book recommendations as well! Leave a comment, email us, tweet at us, whatever, we’d love to know what books you’re currently packing in your beach bag or piling up on your nightstand. Now onto the list!

Relish by Daphne Oz. I cannot wait to get my hands on this new lifestyle and recipe book from Dr. Oz’s daughter (and my most recent #girlcrush) Daphne Oz.

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. This one sounds too juicy to pass up. “Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.” -Amazon.com. (Also, if Lainey tells me to read it, I’m reading it.)

Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello. This book is indulgent summer reading at its finest. I couldn’t get enough of Tonello’s hilarious first-hand account of travelling the world as an underground “dealer” of the world’s most coveted handbag.

Chocolates for Breakfast by Pamela Moore. If you’re looking for something a little heavier, this coming-of-age story, written by 18-year-old Pamela Moore and first published in 1956, is a timeless account of teenage sexual awakening with a Holden Caulfield-esque heroine.